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 Volume 8, Issue 11
March 13, 2013
Sequestration: A Prelude to Isolation? 
In her most recent opinion piece to appear in the Huffington Post, "Sequestration: A Prelude to Isolation?", Donna Butts posits that cuts in funding could inadvertently isolate the generations. Read the article.
Gear Up for Global Youth Service Day
Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28, 2013 is the world's largest service event, and the only one dedicated to recognizing the contributions that young people make to their communities every day of the year. Get all the information you need to start your own service project. Learn more.
New Study:Livable Community Indicators for Sustainable Aging in Place
Aging in place has the potential to benefit not only older adults, but also their families, their communities, and their governments. A new report from MetLife Mature Market Institute, the Stanford Center on Longevity, and the University of Michigan School of Social Work identifies an initial list of indicators that local governments can measure using information that is readily available to them. The report offers a low-cost way for cities and towns to begin to examine the needs of their aging population. Learn more.
Advance Health Equity in Your Community
If you have been searching for a new tool to advance health equity in your community, take a look at the new report, Promoting Equity through the Practice of Health Impact Assessment, co-authored by PolicyLink and three partner organizations.The report helps communities assess the impact of proposed policies on community health and equity outcomes and helps identify recommendations for reshaping and enhancing those policies in order to maximize health and equity. Learn more. 
Share Your Story About the EITC Finder 
If you know of clients who have successfully used the EITC Finder, share their story with us. The EITC Finder is a handy app for smart phones and other mobile devices that helps lower- and moderate-income working Americans easily determine whether they qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The app was created by the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation. Send your story to me, Colleen Appleby-Carroll, at

Get the Latest on Generations United's  

17th International Conference!

Enjoy an exciting kick off to your week of conference activities.

Start with a day in Richmond, Virginia where you will visit a shared-site adult day care and child day care facility on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, have a lunchtime presentation on CATCH Healthy Habits (a program of OASIS), and visit Westminster Canterbury Richmond, a shared site with a child day care on a continuing care retirement community campus. You can register for the site visit at the same time that you register for the conference.


Nominate a Deserving Individual or Program for an Award.
Among the awards we'll be presenting are:


Generations United Intergenerational Innovation Award

This award honors an organization or program that has made an outstanding contribution to uniting the generations through creative or exemplary practice. Nominate someone. 


Generations United Leadership Award for Outstanding Support
This award honors a funder whose support has led to significant advances in the intergenerational field. Nominate someone.


Share Your Story. Stories educate us, connect us and enrapture us. Join us this summer to tell your story and hear others. Featured at the Generations United Conference will be Judith Viorst, an author of many children's books, and adult literature as Matthew Ross Smith, founder of Spaces Between Your Fingers. Be a part of it; register today.
Funding Opportunities
Capital Grants. The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is offering capital grants for qualified organizations that provide services in: Older Adults; Workforce Development; Basic Human Needs and Health; Disabilities, Education, Children, Youth and Families; and General Community Support. Letters of Intent received on a rolling basis. Learn more. 


Lawrence Foundation Grants. Makes grants to US-based qualified charitable organizations, primarily those address human services, the environment, and disaster relief. Deadline: April 30. Learn more. 


School Turnaround Americorps FY 13 Grants. National Corporation for Community Service and Dept. of Education. Seeks proposals to strengthen and accelerate interventions in our nation's lowest-performing schools by engaging hundreds of AmeriCorps members in turnaround schools across the country. A notice of intent to apply must be submitted to the Corporation for National and Community Service by April 2, 2013 via e-mail at: Application deadline: April 23, 2013. Learn more.  


Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Grants. Seeks concept papers

for innovative projects that help youth with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed, particularly for careers in science, technology and the environment. Deadline: June 1, 2013. Learn more. 


Youth Service America (YSA) Grants. Each year, YSA supports youth-led service with over $1 million in YSA Grants. Learn more.        
Great Resources
Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon by Paola Gianturco. Profiles activist grandmothers in 15 countries on five continents who tell their stories in their own words. Learn more.

Breakfast Changes Lives, a powerful new infographic from Share Our Strength, dramatically illustrates the case for keeping school breakfast.  
Online Resources

Gray Is Green website. Visit the website for Gray Is Green, the leading environmental education, advocacy, and action organization for older adults.

ICAA (International Council on Active Aging) website. ICAA has rebooted its website to be extremely easy to use. It offers hundreds of videos, research studies, articles, etc. Learn more. 
Service Speaks: 2013 Annual Conference. 
Lutheran Services in America. Washington, DC. April 8 to April 11, 2013. Learn more. 

2013 National Lifespan Respite Conference and Grantee Meeting.

Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition and ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center. Boston. October 15-18, 2013.


Between the Lines. Generations Incorporated. Fifth annual fundraiser. Boston. Thurs., May 2 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Learn more.

My College OptionsŪ 6th Annual Education & Youth Research Summit.  National Research Center for College & University Admissions™ and the National Collaboration for youth. Save the date: May 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. More information to follow.   
"In times of tight resources, we have always come together and supported each other. Families understand this. They know how to budget, they figure out how to make resources go further. They sacrifice for each other and they live together."  
Donna Butts in her recent Huffington Post opinion piece 

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Colleen Appleby-Carroll
Communications Coordinator
Generations United


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